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SKIP AMBROSE DONATES MEMORABILIA

04/16/2012

SKIP AMBROSE DONATES MEMORABILIA

We gratefully acknowledge New Hampshire’s Skip Ambrose for his contribution to the Museum of his collection of Stock Car Racing and Speedway Illustrated magazines. Our library is in need of more such contributions of racing magazines.

DRAWING A CROWD AT NHMS

04/08/2012

DRAWING A CROWD AT NHMS

The Gavin Couper cut-down was a popular attraction at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Open House on April 7. The car headlined the North East Motor Sports Museum exhibit at the event and, as you can see, drew a crowd.


North East Motor Sports Museum at NHMS FANtasy Drive April 7th

04/02/2012

North East Motor Sports Museum at NHMS FANtasy Drive April 7th

Visit representatives of the new North East Motor Sports Museum at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway FANtasy Drive and Open House on Saturday, April 7, 9am-4pm. Get a close-up look at the cut-down driven by Gavin Couper in the 1960s, a car with so much power that it spun the rear tires the entire length of the straightaway.


North East Motor Sports Museum at the Maratta Auto Show

03/13/2012

North East Motor Sports Museum at the Maratta Auto Show

In mid-March, Skip Matczak brought his vintage sprint car to the Maratta Auto Show in Hartford to help spread the word on the new Northeast motorsports museum that will be built at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Racing Museum Update

03/06/2012

Racing Museum Update

The effort to create a museum that will capture the history of motorsports in the Northeast is progressing well. To date, nearly 70 people have contributed time, money or both to the effort. Paid members have come from all segments of the motorsports community. They include retired and active track operators, TV personalities you see every weekend covering NASCAR, championship winning car owners, sponsors, active and retired drivers, a magazine publisher...
2012 Board Meeting Held - Ready for Cars and Artifacts!

01/23/2012

2012 Board Meeting Held - Ready for Cars and Artifacts!

On the coldest day of the winter, as the temperature was stuck in single digits on January 15, 2012, a strong turnout of board members and supporters of the North East Motor Sports Museum convened at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to plan 2012 activity. They came from all over New England while others joined by conference call from outside the six-state area to participate in discussions focused on fund raising, membership development and artifact acquisition.

CALL FOR ARTIFACTS

01/09/2012

CALL FOR ARTIFACTS

The Racing History Preservation Group is now accepting donations of trophies, helmets, driving uniforms, photography, posters, scrapbooks, video footage, magazines, racing newspapers and anything else that is a part of racing in the North East portion of the United States. Reach us at NEMSmuseum@gmail.com to arrange for pick-up or delivery. Tax benefits can accrue to those making donations to our non-profit program.
ARTIFACT UPDATE

01/06/2012

ARTIFACT UPDATE

We have received three pre-1950 trophies and the personal scrapbooks of Ray Jannel who raced motorcycles and midgets throughout New England and as far west as California. The contribution came from his nephew, Bob Jannel, who for many years worked for Winston as a liaison to NASCAR during the years when Winston sponsored NASCAR’s top series.
Become a Museum member today!

09/07/2011

Become a Museum member today!

Find out how you can become a North East Motor Sports Museum member today...
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